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She’d never felt so powerless, even when they’d taken her companies. Her mind was spinning as she frantically tried to formulate a plan. 3 Freddy bounded down the stairs and plopped himself down at the breakfast table. ” His father’s eyes, just visible over the morning edition of the New Socialist Daily, glistened with pride. The paper came down, and he grabbed for his cup of organic, fair-trade coffee. ” Freddy said, looking pensively at his dad. His father’s ponytail was long gone, but Freddy could still almost make out the hole in his left ear from which a golden peace sign had dangled years before.
He was thin and tall, with the fit body of an athlete that had been honed first on the soccer team at a Catholic university and then in the endless student marches he had led. He was always quick with a smile, but his obsidian eyes flashed just as quickly with undisciplined anger. “You Americans are all the same. ” “We were just talking about the advances of the revolution in Venezuela. I’ve been invited to the youth social forum. And I’m excited to see the changes in that country …” the kid said, still confused.
Behind and in front of him, the line of APCs and jeeps was assembled, ready to ferry chickens and goats to feed San Porfirio’s starving poor. A ray of sunlight from the bright equatorial sun hit Machado directly in the eye, making him squint. The tangy saltiness of the sea and the pungent smell of fish wafted from the docks as the early morning fishermen returned with their night’s catch. These smells, to the lieutenant the smells of Venezuela, mixed easily with the humidity and lush vegetation of the jungle—punctuated by diesel fuel from the idling convoy.
American Civil War Fortifications (I) : Coastal Brick and Stone Fort by Angus Konstam